Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fixing the plumbing with PaPa

Last night and all morning today was dedicated to fixing my kitchen sink. I decided to put in a reverse osmosis water filtering system but when I went to install it I realized my current faucet was leaking and corroded. It was also causing mold to grow under my sink! So the faucet and sink had to be repaired before I put in the new water filtration system. I tried removing the faucet myself thinking I could do it but failed and called Enrique for some help. Big did I ever need that help. The faucet was so difficult to remove we ended up sawing through the pipe and cutting the water lines I remove it! Then my water inlet valves are so old I need special adapters to hook it up. Phew it was a lot of hard work but it's finally done. The process was slowed down by "helper Callie" who wanted to be involved in every step. She was under the sink handing tools and measuring and helping PaPa. While she was very cute it really was slowing us down but PaPa was extremely patient and let her help when she could. I'll have to take a finished photo of our new sink faucet and new filtered water faucet but for now I'll leave you with photos of Papa and Callie fixing the sink. A BIG thank you to PaPa Rique for helping us solve this big problem.
Tonight we also celebrated Tio Christians birthday and went out to dinner. Callie insisted we wrap his present in the Disney Princesses gift bag instead of the plain blue one so that made for an interesting opening for Christian. Then Callie took her princess bag back. Oh Callie..
And just for proof, one photo of Diego's first meal yesterday. Today he ate quite a bit more oatmeal then yesterday so hopefully he starts to get the hang of this quick.


  1. Broken sinks are the worst! Since it’s one of the most used area of the kitchen, you really can't afford to let it lay broken for a long period of time. Anyway, the upgrades on your sink are pretty nice. And it’s nice of your Papa Rique to help you out with the faucet. Thanks for sharing this post with us, Rachel. All the best!

    Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd

  2. Good job, Callie! She seemed to be of great help on slowing things just a bit. Haha! Anyway, it’s nice to know that you’ve got that sink fixed right away, and that your papa was able to help you with it. Thanks for sharing this with us, Rachel!

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing & Heating


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